Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men is a story of two friends, George and Lennie, who travel together working on ranches. Lennie got in a little troube in Weed, a ranch they worked in, when a toughed a womens dress. Becuase of this, George and Lennie, ran away and got a job on a new ranch. When they first got there, they met the bosses son, who immediatly took a hatred in Lennie because of his size. George warned Lennie that he would need to be careful on this new ranch because there were many things that could get them into trouble. Throughout the book, you learn more about the relationship between George and Lennie. George is always looking out for Lennie and tryng to keep him out of trouble.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked how the book was pretty quick to read, it kept my intrest more. I think what I liked most about this book was the attitudes of each character and how they all fit together. I don't really know why else I liked it, I just thouht it was an overall good book. On the other hand, the only thing i really didn't like, but made the book, was how George would ocassionally treat Lennie. As a whole i thought the book was very good.

What can we learn from reading this book?
I think reading this book will help people to see what it means to be a friend. Although George wasn't always the best to Lennie, he was there and looking out for him. I think it shows what people will do to keep someone they love and be there for them.

Essential Questions
What are dreams important to live successful and fulfilling lives? Dreams give a person something to look forward to and work towards. If someone doesn't have any dreams, they won't know what to do with themselves. Someone that does have dreams will have a goal in life that they want to reach.
How important is it for human beings to have a place where they belong? I think it's very important for people. If someone goes through their life not making friends and being comfortable somewhere, they will unfortunatly end up very lonely. They won't have others to care for them and be there for them.
What consitutes a genuine friendship? One of the most important parts of friendship would have to be trust. I think that if someone is truely your friend then you can tell them anything and they will not care. Also, you should be able to have a fun time whenever you are with them.
Dose our current society encourage or discourage loneliness or isolation? I personally believe that our society discourages loneliness. Although some people may agrue with this and say the possibly technology takes us away from friends and family, I would have to say it helps. With all the different ways to communicate with people, there is no reason you can not talk with people when your not actually with them. I think it actually keeps people together.